— Sick of waiting in that crazy Sqirl line while hankering for Jessica Koslow's stuffed brioche French toast? The charming chef shows you how to make the new cult favorite at home, all you need is a massive copper pot of homemade jam, an oversized loaf of brioche, and the patience do this all before eating breakfast. [V]
— Fig season is just around the corner, and Maude is celebrating this exceptionally tasty part of the year with its August menu. Definitely seems like a dinner worth saving your pennies for. Call in right now, as the reservations line for August just opened at 10 a.m. 310-859-3418. Just do it.
— Apparently Santa Monica denizens are unable to watch a movie without booze. The last of the dry theaters, Loews Broadway 4 at 1441 3rd Street Promenade, is currently under renovation with an application to sell alcoholic beverages posted right on the front. [Toddrickallen]
— What's better than a big plate of grilled meat? A big plate of grilled meat on sticks! Clarissa Wei crosses Persian, Chinese, Filipino, Brazilian, Lebanese, and Japanese cuisines to find some of the best skewered meats in the city. Think Raffi's Place, Fogo de Chao, and Feng Mao Mutton Kebab. Hungry yet? [KCET]